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Debt talks: Are we ready for Plan C?

Jul 15, 2011
President Obama told lawmakers that "it's decision time" for the ongoing debt talks. But is there an actual deal within reach?

Credit agencies heighten warning on U.S. debt

Jul 14, 2011
As politicians quarrel over a deal to raise the debt limit, Moody's joins Standard & Poor's in warning it might cut the U.S. credit rating.

Moody's: It's hard to regain a triple-A rating

Jul 14, 2011
Steven Hess, senior credit officer at Moody's Investors Service, discusses the agency's decision to review America's credit rating.

Moody's warns of U.S. downgrade

Jul 14, 2011
Credit ratings agency Moody's has threatened to review the U.S.'s AAA rating because of the ongoing discussions over raising the country's debt ceiling.

Capito: Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem

Jul 12, 2011
Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia explains her take on the U.S. budget talks, how the Tea Party is influencing discussions and what her constituents want most from a budget deal.

Minnesota yet to feel full impact of government shutdown

Jul 12, 2011
Minnesota's government shutdown is now the longest state shutdown in at least a decade and there's no end in sight. Most Minnesotans aren't greatly affected by the shutdown -- yet. What will be the tipping point?

The debt talks: Democrats, Republicans and you

Jul 11, 2011
The latest in the political discourse concerning the debt ceiling, and what people on the streets are saying.

Investors prepare for a debt deal

Jul 11, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist with investment bank BNP Paribas, explains how investors are preparing for the possible debt debate conclusions, and how the markets could react.

The difference between a $2 trillion and a $4 trillion deficit cut

Jul 11, 2011
Mark Zandi, chief economist with Moody's Analytics, explains the political differences between the two options for deficit cutting, and what it would mean to miss the August 2 deadline.

Turning a profit on government bailouts

Jul 11, 2011
Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan explains his definition of a profit from the bailout, and how that profit will affect American taxpayers.

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